We are all looking for ways to save money and reduce our impact on the environment, and to help you we have come up with really innovative solutions- such as Start/Stop technology within our ecoFLEX models. Not only are our ecoFLEX models fun to drive, with great styling, they also have low CO2 and high miles per gallon.
Every vehicle has different characteristics and customers. For this reason we have adopted a holistic approach to ecoFLEX.Optimised engine performance with reduced idling speed, modified transmissions, low rolling resistance tyres, aerodynamic streamlining and raised the final drive ratios, can all help individually. By combining them and fine-tuning them to each individual model Vauxhall creates a comprehensive approach to emission reduction and fuel efficiency.
Whether you’re a private or company car driver, choosing an ecoFLEX model can save you money and reduce your impact on the planet, thanks to:
Seventeen Vauxhall ecoFLEX models qualify for total London Congestion Charge exemption as they emit 100g/km of CO2 or less. The three Ampera trims, also qualify for exemption, with emissions of just 27g/km CO2*.
The London Congestion Charge is £10 if paid in advance or on the day of travel**. However, it rises to £12 if paid by midnight on the charging day after travel.
Some drivers who commute into the zone daily will therefore be paying as much as £60 per week – unlike sub-100g/km ecoFLEX drivers, whose bank balances will look even rosier by contrast than before.
“We’re committed to offering our customers the most efficient and economical cars in the UK,” said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Managing Director. “Not only do our ecoFLEX models ease the pain of ever-increasing fuel costs, but some models are now set to save London commuters even more expense. We also welcome Boris Johnson’s announcement that electric vehicles will be eligible for GVD, which includes our Ampera E-REV.”
* The ‘Combined/weighted’ Ampera CO2 figure is calculated from two test results: one when the battery is fully charged and the other when the battery is discharged. The two test results are a weighted average, taking into account mileage range on battery power only, providing a figure in a variety of charge conditions.
** Note: an optional £9 charge is available to drivers who register for the Congestion Charging Auto-Pay scheme.
1 = 2012/2013 tax year. General Motors UK Limited does not offer tax advice and recommends that all company car drivers consult their own accountants with regards to their particular tax position.
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Images shown are for illustrative purposes only, and may show optional equipment.
^£29,995 on-the-road cost for Ampera includes £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant.
Fuel consumption and CO2 emission data complies with the relevant EU testing regulations used by vehicle manufacturers to enable comparisons between different models. Important: please note fuel consumption can be affected by many factors including driving style, road and traffic conditions, vehicle mileage and standard maintenance of the vehicle. In addition these results relate to the particular vehicle tested, inevitably there will be differences between individual vehicles of the same model.